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'''Billie Holiday''' (born '''Eleanora Fagan''';History "Billie Holiday wishing on the Moon" p. 9. April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo.
Birth nameEleanora Fagan
AliasLady Day
Birth date{{Birth date|1915|4|7|mf=y}}
Birth placePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OriginHarlem, New York, U.S.
Death date{{Death date and age|mf=yes|1959|7|17|1915|4|7}}
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
InstrumentSinging|Vocals
GenreVocal jazz, jazz blues, torch songs, Swing music|swing, blues, R&B
OccupationSinger and songwriter
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